The following 50 photos were taken during the course of my reporting and research in 2009 [Page 3 of 3]. I have only included nature and wildlife subjects from Laos, Thailand, Costa Rica, Brazil, Indonesia, California, and Madagascar, although I also took pictures of other subjects and spent time in other countries.
Last year’s photos can be found here.
These are low quality, low resolutions shots but all of these images are available in high resolution. See mongabay.zenfolio.com for high resolution versions of these and other pictures.
All photos were taken by Rhett A. Butler.
Wild red ginger flowers in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Corteza Amarilla (Tabebuia ochracea) in Costa Rica
Gastrorchis lutea orchid in Andasibe, Madagascar
Andringitra landscape, Madagascar
Tad Lo waterfall in Laos
Gunung Leuser rainforest, Sumatra, Indonesia
Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus), Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar
Great hornbill, Khao Yai, Thailand
Flowers near the summit of Andringitra’s Pic Boby (Pic d’Imarivolanitra), Madagascar
Rutted granite atop Andringitra’s Chaine de Montagne Ampiadrianombilahy, Madagascar
Mama orangutan with baby in her lap, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tsaranoro Mountain, an 800m granite rock face, Madagascar
Blue-eyed butterfly in Sumatra, Indonesia
Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), Madagascar
Masked frog (Smilisca phaeota) in Costa Rica
Oustalet’s chameleon walking across sand near Isalo, Madagascar
Green Poison Arrow Frog (Dendrobates auratus) with a tadpole on its back, Arenal, Costa Rica
Giant day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis)